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Hygge Beauty Rituals: Crystal and Aromatherapy Bath

Part 4 Hygge Beauty Rituals: Soothing Aromatherapy Bath

The beauty ritual in Part 1 an herbal facial steam, Part 2 an aromatherapy foot bath, Part 3 massage softening hand and foot salve. This hygge beauty ritual is a crystal and aromatherapy bath. Healing treatments with water are called hydrotherapy. You can do a simple hydrotherapy treatment at home if you have a bath tub. If you don’t have a bath tub, do a foot bath. Bath’s are the perfect remedy when we need to relax, revive and regenerate but most times we are so tired or stressed we zone out by going on our cell phone or watching TV. Taking a bath is a wonderful experience and the art of bathing has been in every culture. Take the time to schedule a bath; write a note and place it on the counter and include it on your calendar with a reminder. To make it easier, ready all your ingredients in advance or have a bath bin or basket with your healing bath ingredients.

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Natural Baby Skin Care | Make Natural Baby Care Products


baby skin careNatural Baby Skin Care | Make Natural Baby Care Products

A baby’s skin is pure, sensitive and delicate. The baby has been in the mother’s protective womb and then suddenly the baby’s skin is exposed to the atmosphere and the environmental elements. There are many baby skin care products on the market now. Many of these products claim to be “natural,” however they may still contain harsh elements.

Natural, Organic Ingredients

Products applied to a baby’s skin should be very mild and made from natural ingredients, especially baby products that do not rinse off and stay on the skin. Products that stay on the skin can easily irritate a baby’s skin especially if there are harsh ingredients in it. It is best to use baby products made with the highest quality of natural ingredients and organic whenever possible and containing no harsh ingredients.

Essential Oils for Babies

Essential oils can be great to use in baby care products.  However they need to be used with great care.  Essential oils add scent and have incredible therapeutic properties. A little goes a long way and many essential oils may not be safe for babies. Essential oils should never be used directly on baby skin. Essential oils should be highly diluted using a plant-based oil, cream, or lotion, prior to using and should never be used by the eyes, nose, or mouth.

Make Natural Baby Care Products

If you are interested in making your own baby care products either for a baby or young child in your life or as part of a professional product line, check out our ebook, How to Make Natural Baby Care Products.

You will learn seven different product formulations including a natural baby powder, diaper rash balm, and baby oil. They are natural, plant-based and contain no animal products. They are beneficial to the skin.

You will also learn about essential oils that are safe for babies and young children, including the dilution amounts.

These formulations are very pure and perfect for baby, toddler, child, mom and dad.

Bath Bombs

How to Make Natural Bath Bombs | Cocoa Butter Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath BombsHow to Make Natural Bath Bombs

Bath bombs also called bath fizzy, bath fizzies and bath fizzers are an exceptional and fun product to add to the bath. Bath bombs are dropped into a tub of water and they fizz in the water releasing aroma, salts, oils and herbs into the bath tub. They are convenient to travel with to create a luxurious bath in a hotel and they make great gifts for bath lovers.

The two main ingredients that make bath bombs fizz are baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and citric acid.  Bath bombs can also be made with sea salt, Epsom salt, plant oils, cornstarch, oat flour, butters, essential oils and powdered herbs.

There are so many different recipes.  One of my favorite recipes contains cocoa butter. I also like to add sea salt, herbs and soothing grains. I share my basic cocoa butter bath bomb recipe with you below.

Bath Bomb Ingredients

Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a natural mineral salt found throughout the world.  Baking soda softens the bath water. It soothes, deodorizes, and cleanses the skin. Baking soda also helps to relieve itching.

Citric Acid is from natural organic acids from the fermentation of fruit sugars from citrus fruits; lemons, limes and oranges.  Citric acid is also obtained from sugar, dextrose and molasses. It is used as a preservative in many drinks and foods.

Essential Oils come from plants, add scent and therapeutic properties.

Clays can be added to help draw impurities and they naturally color the bath bomb.

Cocoa Butter is an excellent moisturizer for the skin, creating soft and silky skin.

Cocoa Butter Bath Bomb Recipes

The cocoa butter moisturizes and softens the skin. It also has a long shelf life.

Yield: 5 medium bath bombs

1 cup citric acid (8 ounces)

2 cups baking soda (16 ounces)

1 teaspoon melted cocoa butter

½ -1 teaspoon essential oil

Directions to Make

1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.

2. Mist mixture with distilled water or witch hazel and form a ball with bath bomb molds or bath bomb press.

3. Allow to dry

4. Enjoy!

Learn how to make natural bath bombs, shower fizzers and bath melts using herbs and essential oils in the below instant download eBook.

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Beauty Trends, Part Three: Themes to Watch

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In Part One of our Beauty Trends blog based on the Google Beauty Trends Report 2017 we covered Rising Trends. Part Two we explored the top trending themes across international markets. In our final blog post, Part Three, on the top beauty trends we will be exploring themes to watch. These are searches that have been steadily growing in the past several years and are expected to continue to grow. The themes to watch are Devices, DIY, Bathing, and Men’s.

Devices

Consumers are looking for devices to aid in their beauty routine. In the U.S., the focus is on brushing and scrubbing. The top devices searched for include the following:

  • Body brush
  • Face scrubber
  • Face cleansing brush
  • Exfoliating brush
  • Deep cleansing brush
  • Back brush
  • Bath brush
  • Face brushes
  • Laser treatment

Do you incorporate devices in your beauty routine? If you have your own skin care product line, have you thought about how your product would work with a device or possibly including brushes/scrubbers with your products? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

DIY

DIY, Do-it-Yourself, is another trend that has been rising, in particularly as related to face masks. Consumers are interested in finding their own recipes to make masks. Some of the top DIY-type searches in the U.S. are as follows:

  • DIY face mask
  • Bath bomb recipe
  • DIY lip scrub
  • How to make a bath bomb
  • DIY blackhead remover
  • DIY charcoal mask
  • DIY bath bomb
  • Blackhead mask DIY
  • Avocado face mask DIY
  • DIY acne face mask
  • DIY rose water

How do you use DIY products in your skin care routine? We’d love to hear about your favorite DIY recipes in the comments.

Bathing

The experience of bathing is on the rise. American consumers are interested in creating a personalized bath experience that includes natural ingredients. Searches for bath bombs in particular have grown immensely each year. The following are the top bath searches in the U.S.

  • Bath bombs
  • Epsom salt bath
  • Bath bomb recipe
  • Apple cider vinegar bath
  • Homemade bath bombs
  • Bath bombs with rings
  • DIY bath bomb
  • Pokeball bath bombs
  • Coconut oil bath
  • ACV bath
  • Detox bath for weight loss

Do you have a bath routine? Comment below on your favorite bathing products. For those interested in developing your own bath products, our Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making course has a section on Natural Spa Products, including Scrubs, Oils, and Soaks. For more information, check it our here.

Men’s

Our last theme to watch of the top beauty trends is men’s skin care. Men’s skin care has shown sustained growth over the past several years and is likely to continue to grow. Initially searches were focused on “men’s skin care”, but now they are becoming more focused, searching for specific products for face, lotion, etc.

Here are the top searches for Men’s skin care in the U.S.

  • Men’s face wash
  • Best face lotion for men
  • Men’s facial
  • Men’s soap
  • Men’s face cream
  • Men’s face moisturizer
  • Facial cleanser for men

For those of you with product lines or are thinking/developing product lines, do you incorporate men’s products? If not, how can you include this to meet this growing demand? Men- how has your skin care routine changed over the past years? Do you have a favorite product you use?

That completes our blog series on the Google Beauty Trends Report 2017. What was most surprising to you? Do these trends align with what you are interested in or are noticing? We’d love hear from you on the trends above and your overall all thoughts on current beauty trends.